There are zero sleeps left, zero State of Origin tickets left and only a few hours left until the greatest rugby league game in recent history plays out when the 2011 State of Origin game three decider lights up Suncorp Stadium and the screens in every pub and club in the country tonight.
To say this do-or-die decider is monumental is a token statement at best.
Tonight is the last time Queenslanders can cheer on their decorated skipper Darren Lockyer, the boy from Brisbane donning the Maroon jersey for a record 36th and final time as he leads out the Canetoad squad.
Favourites in the Luxbet State of Origin odds at $1.53 and firming, Queensland are vying for an unprecedented sixth straight series win tonight over the Blues, and you can bet the New South Welshman are ready to fight it out until the final siren.
Setting up this scintillating showdown was the Blues upset win over the Maroons in Sydney in Origin Game II last month, but despite the loss sprits are high in the Queensland camp.
All the champions young and old are ready to put in 110 per cent on the field not only for the bragging rights, not only for the capacity crowd of mad Maroons fans, but for their retiring captain.
While all the attention has been on Locky and the fairytale farewell everybody in the Sunshine State is so desperately praying for, Ricky Stuart and his boys have flown under the radar somewhat in the Origin betting.
The Blues are the $2.55 Luxbet underdogs, and while they don’t have the experience, field time or the legendary fighting Queensland spirit, New South Wales do have plenty to play for.
This is it for the Cockroaches, win this and they will embark on a new era in Origin football, lose to Queensland for a sixth time in a row and there seems little hope that an Origin played at ANZ Stadium will ever be a sell-out again.
While the players are going through their pre-game routines, the pubs on the iconic Caxton Street are starting to pour the beers, the spectators are getting their supporter gear clean and pressed, it is the punters who should be the busiest in this State of Origin 2011 countdown!
Everyone on both sides of the Tweed love a bet on the Origin, you wouldn’t be a footy fan if you didn’t.
And while the easiest way to show your support for your state is with a Head-to-Head win bet on your team at Luxbet, there is a whole range of other ways to turn your love of footy into cold, hard cash!
Right now at Luxbet there are over 100 State of Origin betting markets open and ready for you to win big off.
Here’s a quick look at some of the best.
2011 State of Origin Game 3 Betting Markets
Winning Margin Luxbet
- Queensland 13+ – $3.25
- Queensland 1 – 12 – $2.25
- Draw – $23
- New South Wales 1 – 12 – $3.50
- New South Wales 13+ – $7.50
First to Score A Try Luxbet
- Queensland – $1.77
- New South Wales – $2.05
First Scoring Team Wins? Luxbet
- Yes – 1st Scoring Team Wins – $1.57
- No – 1st Scoring Team Loses $2.35
Time of First Try Luxbet
- 00:01 to 07:59 – $2.20
- 08:00 or Over – $1.66
First Tryscorer Luxbet
- Boyd, Darius (QLD) – $10
- Slater, Billy (QLD) – $10
- Yow Yeh, Jharal (QLD) – $10
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